Rural Historic District May 16, 2007


We are excited to announce that Camille Fife, a consultant with The Westerly Group, has been hired to complete two Rural Historic District National Register nominations for our area. She will be speaking to area residents regarding our area’s cultural heritage, how our cultural heritage ties into a Rural Historic District, and what it means for the future preservation of our area. The two designated areas to be discussed encompass roughly an area from Lafayette Road and Moore Road north to Hunt Club Road so it will be possible for all of us to benefit from this endeavor one way or another!

Please join us to learn more about these nominations and to further support our area’s preservation.

Place: Traders Point Creamery
Time: 7:00 pm
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Speakers: Camille Fife, The Westerly Group
Mark Dollase, Historic Landmarks

Should you have questions, please call Cindy Lamberjack at 873-5934.


About Ross Reller

I am pleased you have expressed interest in learning more about the historic Traders Point area in Indianapolis, Indiana. From 1980 to 1982 I was employed in the PR department at Conner Prairie Museum in Hamilton County. There I learned about William Conner, an important figure in Indiana's pioneer days. A decade later I became interested in the history of the Traders Point area and was surprised to learn that William Conner had been the first land owner in the area. In 1823 he acquired, through the Federal land office in Brookville, a patent for an 80 acre tract carved by Eagle Creek and an Indian trail that was about to be named the first toll roadway through the township (Lafayette Road). Thirty years later a village took shape within this tract. A grain mill on the creek, houses, churches, stores, restaurants, and two gas stations would take shape here in the creek valley hamlet of Traders Point. By 1962 all improvements (except a farmer's co-op) had been removed by the Indianapolis Flood Control Board to make way for Interstate 65 and a new reservoir. This blog is dedicated to preserving evidence of this historic area but I will occasionally use it to discuss related topics. To activate this follow, simply click the confirm button below. If you don't want to follow, ignore this message and we'll never bother you again. I am also a member of the Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery, a non profit association still selling burial plots for those who would like to spend all eternity in Traders Point, and I am an officer in the Pike Township Historical Society and the Traders Point Association of Neighborhoods.
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